ABINGDON, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics held the Tenth Annual I-HEY Golf Tournament at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon on Friday, May 12. Branch & Associates served as the title sponsor of the event for the fourth straight year, while JA Street sponsored the awards luncheon. Both Food Country USA and Apogee sponsored the breakfast, as Blue Ridge Auto Group provided the hole in one prizes. Over $26,000 was raised at the event with 97 golfers participating.
For the fourth consecutive year, the field was split into two flights, Blue and Gold, and a first and second place trophy was given for each flight. The team of Brad Simmons, John David Crewey, Sean Vandergriff, and Mark Hall won a tiebreaker at a score of 59 to take home first place trophies for the Blue Flight. Second place, also with a score of 59, went to Justin Harvey, Cody Skinner, Brent Treash, and Fred Johnson.
In the Gold Flight, there was also a tie at 63. The team of Will King and Wes Graham took home the first place prize. The foursome of Hal McHorris, Tom Haskins, Jim Hughes, and Gary Boothe walked away with the second place prize.
Other award winners included Larry Bales winning both the Hampton Inn Longest Drive and the Bank of Marion Closest to the Pin, and Will King for the B&J Embroidery Longest Putt. Each of these players won a free round of golf at Glenrochie.
I-HEY is the official fundraising arm of Emory & Henry College's athletic department. For more than 65 years, alumni and friends have supported athletic programs at E&H by joining I-HEY (I Help Every Year). Contributions help teams purchase equipment and pay for travel to and from competition. Gifts earmarked to I-HEY or to any one of the Wasps' 15 intercollegiate athletic teams help young men and women become leaders on the field and court as well as in the classroom.